Sadness is a choice. So is happiness. If you are looking for reasons to be sad or happy, you will find many to choose from. I tried sadness. I didn’t like it. It’s a cage. Sadness has made many die wasteful deaths. It has made many blame God for their situation. It has destroyed the health and relationships of many. What’s the use of being sad?

Caged by sadness.

The shadows have come

The curtains are drawn

A long and gloomy night beckons

Choose sadness they said.


Humid weather, heavy heart

Noisy generator, biting mosquitos

Crying cats and crawling roaches

Choose sadness they said.


Watching movies full of tragedies

Reading dreary books

Listening to gloomy music

Choose sadness they said.

Ambushed by noisy neighbors

Grieved by screeching birds

Spending more than I earn

Choose sadness they said.


Drop something is on the road

Herdsmen, kidnappers in the bush

Traveling Poet is afraid to travel

Choose sadness they said.


Head is aching

Rice is as expensive

What will we do when Christmas comes

Choose sadness they said.

Levies and taxes

School fees and house rent

Seeing what I want but buying what I don’t like

Choose sadness they said.


Frowning people on the streets

Angry people on the buses

Downcast men wooing joyless women

Choose sadness they said.

So I chose sadness

And I became sad as sadness itself

Till I realized the foolery in mad sadness

It changes nothing but worsens everything.


Therefore shall I embrace the joy in the Divine

I am done with the allure of sadness

When my time finally comes

I will laugh at Satan and praise God on my way out.

SELAH.

Reach out and help out if you see anyone looking sad. A nod of acknowledgment costs you nothing. A smile can heal a weary heart. A touch of assurance and a hug of encouragement can go a long way in saving another person’s life. Everyone is passing through something even if they appear okay.

Many looked okay and suddenly committed suicide. Encourage your spouse. Appreciate those who have done so much for you. Encourage the children too as things affect them too.

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5 Comments

Melodious · October 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

You are very correct my Archbishop.
We are surrounded with everything that can make one sad but in the midst of all those, one can still choose what makes one happy, no matter how inconsequential it may be.
Thanking God for the breath of like is more than enough reason to be happy. As bad as we may think things are for us to “justify” being sad, you find out that other people are praying to be like you, to have all that you have and don’t cherish.
You’ve nailed it my Archbishop.
Thank and more wisdom.
God bless you for putting your lamp on the window for others to light their path. Cheers!

Melodious · October 5, 2019 at 6:03 am

Corrections

You are very correct my Archbishop.
We are surrounded with everything that can make one sad but in the midst of all those, one can still choose what makes one happy, no matter how inconsequential it may be.
Thanking God for the breath of life is more than enough reasons to be happy. As bad as we may think things are for us to “justify” being sad, you find out that other people are praying to be like you, to have all that you have and don’t cherish.
You’ve nailed it my Archbishop.
Thanks and more wisdom.
God bless you for putting your lamp on the window for others to light their path. Cheers!

    Ovyay · October 5, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Amen Tsunamee. That point where you said others are praying to be like us really got me. Solid stuff from you. Love it🌹❤️👏

KG · October 5, 2019 at 6:04 am

When the demon of sadness shows up, I count my blessings, I think of the people I love, I think of those who love me. I start to sing Praises to the God who is the creator of all and gradually I see the demon of sadness crawl away in shame. I’m surrounded by wonderful people, how can I be sad? I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY KNOWING GOD’S GOT ME ALWAYS.

    Ovyay · October 5, 2019 at 6:14 am

    God has your back always in Jesus name Glorified. Amen

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